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  • #15241
    Champs
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    I was having a moment or (several) to myself during extended lunch break today and decided to work out the highest points that I have taken my ZX6R to.

    So bear in mind I live 4 miles from Birmingham city centre which is 140 metres above sea level… Here are the HIGH-lights!

    At number Seven… The Cat and Fiddle A giant 520 metres above sea level! One of the highest points in England.

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    At number Six… Campan Our French base during our trip, at 629 metres above sea level.

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    Here we go…….

    At number Five… Gotthard Pass During my first trip to Europe at 2106 metres above sea level

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    At number Four… Col du Tourmalet Our most recent jaunt into mainland Europe tops 2116 metres above sea level

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    At number Three… Fluela Pass Our first trip to Europe results in a snowball fight at 2383 metres above sea level

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    At number Two… The Furka Pass THE best road I have ever had the privilege of riding at a dizzy 2429 metres above sea level!

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    At number One… The Stelvio Pass As good as Top Gear makes out it is at a carburettor power sapping 2757 metres above sea level, my ZX6 wouldn’t pull away unless I was idling over 6K RPM.

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    #67173
    Radar
    Moderator

    Interesting take on things, surprised the Col du Tourmalet only came in at number 4. I wonder how high the rides I did in 2007 to Aosta and 2008 in Spain were

    #67174
    imperialdata
    Keymaster

    Great idea Champs. Could you do a follow up with the lowest points you have taken your bikes to? Buried in 2ft of mud at the BMX perhaps?  :D

    #67175
    Champs
    Participant

    My short but busy biking life has had many low points, mentally and physically! :)

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